Common Admission Test 2023

Examination Date :: 26 Nov, 2023

Date of Issue :: 2 Aug, 2023

Date of Submission :: 20 Sep, 2023

CAT 2023

Eligibility: The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test 2023 (CAT 2023) on November 26, 2023 in three sessions.

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/Institution. If any University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.


15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates.
7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates.
27% of the seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC).
Up to 10% of the seats are reserved for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates.

No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration. The applicants are advised to pay attention while registering.

Application Procedure: The CAT 2023 registration window opens at 10.00 a.m. on August 2, 2023 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2023. The details will be available in the registration guide at

How to apply CAT 2023 registration form online?

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM CAT at
Step 2: Click on the direct link to register for CAT 2023
Step 3: Register using the necessary details and then login
Step 4: Verify your registered email id and then fill out details in the registration form
Step 5: Now, upload the valid documents in the given format
Step 6: Submit the registration fee and save the form
Step 7: Download the CAT application confirmation page and take a printout of it for future use


₹1200 for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
₹2400 for all other candidates.
Please note that a candidate needs to pay the registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Examination Center: CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 155 test cities. Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.

IIMs reserve the right to add/remove, change or cancel any test centre/city and/or change the test time and date at their discretion.

Selection Procedure: Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in the CAT 2023 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.

Additional Information: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow extended the registration deadline for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2023. As per the new schedule, candidates will be able to register for CAT 2023 till 20 September, 5pm.



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